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Posted 2014-08-21T23:03:02Z

Infusion 9 and Surgery Update

Hello friends and family!  Another quick update on the latest infusion that happened last Tuesday (8/19).  Infusion 9 went by much quicker for some reason (only 4 hours), and the side effects were similar to before.  The one good news from the infusion was that the CEA count is down again from 1.5 to 1.1, which is exciting.[...]

Posted 2014-08-13T23:19:25Z

Second CT Scan Results

On Monday of this week (8/11/14), I had my second CT scan after starting chemo, and we went over the results with Dr. Back.  According to the doctor, the tumors in the liver, lungs, and colon have continued to shrink, and the largest tumors are smaller than before!  According to the doctor, everything is going as well as he'd hoped, and after the next CT scan, we'll discuss options for surgery and maintenance chemo.  My tentatively last chemo, number 12, is scheduled for September 29th.  Overall things are progressing well, and we're on track for the doctor's expectations of the cancer reacting to the chemo.[...]

Posted 2014-08-04T23:11:37Z

Quick Update: Infusion 8, Another Great Distraction, and Upcoming CT Scan

Hi Friends and Family!  A quick update on Infusion 8 which occurred last Monday, similar side effects except stronger and longer lasting.  CEA number increased for the first time, from 1.4 to 1.5, which is negligible according to the nurses, and expected.  They mentioned that the CEA number would fluctuate, and as long as it's within the normal range (0-5.0), it's nothing to worry about.[...]